So here I am, after 35 months and 61 Folding@home posts, drawing a close to my role as Folding@home Coordinator here at TheSixthAxis. I can’t say it’s been easy, because most of the time it has probably been more laborious than it appears. It took a while to be given access to the TSA content management system and a little more convincing before I was given moderator status in the forums (to manage the Folding thread).
Anyway, I made the decision to get the team up to the top 300 (non-aggregated) Folding@home teams before throwing in the towel, so that obviously means it’s official.
During the long 3 years of managing the Folding@home team, you’ve all helped give us a strong progression through the global rankings. Whilst we’ve lost some good folders, the team drive has still continued to grow. We’ve attracted new members on all scales, from the odd PS3 unit to WU powerhouses.
So let’s take one final look at the team statistics, comparing the first update, to the stats that were collected just before this post was submitted.
Over the past 3 years we’ve folded 78,806* work units, earning us 44,511,482 points, helping us climb 20,981 places.
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** Excluding aggregate teams (default and Google)
Just because I’m retiring from organising the Folding team for TSA doesn’t mean the team will die on its feet and you’ll stop seeing it here. I’m currently working with Peter and Alex in an effort to implement automated statistics. Once finished, you’ll see the Folding@home team stats at the bottom of the page looking a bit nicer, in addition you’ll be able to see the Top 50 members on a separate page which will hopefully be automatically updated on a monthly basis. It will also include links to official Folding@home guides from Stanford, so you can learn more about the project and configure your clients.
All of this will hopefully see team 78731 continue to climb the ranks.
As well as these automated updates, the community team has agreed to include the Folding team info on the first weekend of each month, so you’ll be able to see the progress.
As for me, I’m dedicating my time to uni work and developing Sony Fanatic‘s audience. Our Folding@home team (founded in 2009), will use the same automatic script as TSA and have the same laid back, background progression.